Slip and fall accidents are no laughing matter. Even a simple fall may result in severe injuries, including broken bones, neck injuries, or even traumatic brain injuries. If you sustained a severe injury on another person’s Whistler property, you may have a viable claim for compensation. The experienced professionals at Preszler Law are dedicated to assisting Whistler injury victims in their pursuit of justice. Contact a slip and fall law firm today to learn how we can help.
Slip and fall liability in Whistler
Suffering an injury on another person’s property is not enough to warrant financial compensation on its own. There are several criteria that must be met before you will be able to recover damages from the responsible party.
In a slip and fall case, you must establish that your fall was due to a dangerous condition on the property of another person and that they knew, or should have known of its existence. You must also show that the fall was directly caused by the dangerous condition in question and that you suffered injuries as a result.
While many fall accidents resolve before a lawsuit is filed, in many cases a stubborn insurance company will refuse to pay you the true value of their claim. Their business model depends in part on avoiding responsibility for the debts incurred by their insured. You may benefit from hiring a slip and fall lawyer with experience negotiating settlements with these large corporations.
Compensation available in a slip and fall case
You can lose a lot as a result of a single slip and fall injury. Medical bills and other expenses can eat into your finances. Those troubles are only compounded if you are unable to work while you are hurt. Your personal injury lawyer can review the circumstances surrounding your fall and identify any damages you might seek compensation for. Some of the damages available in a slip and fall accident include:
Time limit to file a slip and fall lawsuit
There are time limits for every type of lawsuit in British Columbia. For personal injury claims like a slip and fall accident, you generally have two years from the date of the fall to file suit. This period may be significantly shorter if the defendant you intend to sue is a government entity. If you fail to file a lawsuit on time, you risk having the court dismiss your case permanently. An experienced slip and fall lawyer may be able to help protect your legal rights by ensuring your lawsuit complies with all court deadlines.
Take advantage of a free consultation with a Whistler slip and fall lawyer
Leave the stress of pursuing a personal injury claim in the hands of experienced professionals. When you work with Preszler Law, you can count on our lawyers to thoroughly investigate your injury and work tirelessly to build a successful case. To discuss your options, call today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.